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Michael John KELLY

Regimental number2374
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFriend, James Smith Page, Postmaster, Redfern PO, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for six months in the 4th Light Horse Militia.
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 28 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Devonport, 14 October 1916 (illness unknown); discharged and admitted to 1st Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 October 1916.

Taken on strength Pioneer Training Bn, Larkhill, 23 October 1916; marched out to No. 3 Details Camp, Parkhouse, 31 October 1916; transferred to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 18 December 1916.

Promoted Farrier, Parkhouse, 24 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 February 1917; disembarked Etaples and marched into Australian General Base Depot, 22 February 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Engineer Bn, France, 3 March 1917; taken on strength 14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 7 July 1917.

Proceeded on leave to England 21 September ? 9 October 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 2 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 1 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Euripides?, 8 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged Sydney, 8 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Michael John

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